Digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale for a limited time
PORTLAND, OR — Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017 last week. Seventeen nominations were for books published by Image Comics, and an additional three nominations were shared with other publishers, bringing the total nominations for Image Comics to twenty. In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale at Comixology and ImageComics.com.
FULL LIST OF IMAGE COMICS EISNER 2016 NOMINATIONS
Best Short Story:
- “Monday,” by W. Maxwell Prince and John Amor (from ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY)
- “Mostly Saturn,” by Michael DeForge (from ISLAND #8)
Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Best Continuing Series:
- KILL OR BE KILLED, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
- PAPER GIRLS, by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
- SAGA, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best Publication for Teens:
MONSTRESS, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
ISLAND MAGAZINE, edited by Brandon Graham and Emma Ríos
- Ed Brubaker, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, VELVET
- Brian K. Vaughan, for PAPER GIRLS, SAGA
- Max Landis, for GREEN VALLEY (Image/Skybound, shared nomination)
- Jeff Lemire, for DESCENDER, PLUTONA (shared nomination)
Best Best Painter/Multimedia Artist:
Sana Takeda, for MONSTRESS
Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team:
Fiona Staples, for SAGA
- Elizabeth Breitweiser, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, VELVET, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA (Image/Skybound)
- Jean-Francois Beaulieu, for GREEN VALLEY (Image/Skybound)
- Matt Wilson, for CRY HAVOC, PAPER GIRLS, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)
Best Cover Artist:
- Sean Phillips, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED
- Fiona Staples, for SAGA
- Sana Takeda, for MONSTRESS
In celebration, Image Comics is offering a sale on digital comics for Eisner-nominated series, available on Comixology and ImageComics.com, now through Monday, May 15th, 2017.
Voting for the awards will be open soon at www.eisnervote.com. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The Eisner Awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony to be held on Friday, July 21st, 2017 at Comic-Con International.
ABOUT THE EISNER AWARDS:
The Eisner Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.